Grouville Genealogical Records

Grouville Birth & Baptism Records

British Nationals Born Overseas (1818-2006)

An index to births of British citizens born overseas that were registered with the British Consul or High Commissioner. Provides a reference that can be used to order a birth certificate.

British Army Birth Index (1761-2005)

An index to births registered to British Army personal at home and abroad.

Birth Notices from The Times (1983-2003)

An index to over 100,000 birth and christening notices from The London Times.

British National Born at Sea (1854-1887)

An index to children born to British parents at sea. The index contains the name of both parents, child's name, date of birth and other details. Provides a reference to order a birth certificate.

British Maritime Births (1854-1960)

An index to children born to British parents at sea. The index contains the name of both parents, child's name, date of birth and other details. Provides a reference to order a birth certificate.

Grouville Marriage & Divorce Records

British Nationals Married Overseas (1818-2005)

An index to marriages of British citizens overseas that were registered with the British Consul or High Commissioner Provides a reference that can be used to order a marriage certificate.

British Army Marriage Index (1796-2005)

An index to marriages registered for British Army personal at home and abroad.

Marriage Notices from The Times (1982-2004)

An index to over 80,000 marriage and engagement notices from The London Times.

Foreign and Overseas Registers of British Subjects (1627-1965)

Registers of births/baptisms, marriages and deaths/burials containing over 160,000 entries from over 30 countries. These largely relate to British subjects.

FreeREG Marriage Index (1538-2000)

A growing index of marriages, currently containing over 4 million entries from Anglican and Non-conformist records in Britain and Jersey.

Grouville Death & Burial Records

British Nationals Overseas Deaths (1818-2005)

A name index linked to original indices of British citizens who died overseas. Records record the area in which the deceased died and their age.

British Army Death Index (1796-2005)

An index to deaths of British Army personal at home and abroad.

Death Notices from The Times (1982-1988)

An index to over 54,000 death notices and obituaries from The London Times.

Maritime Deaths (1781-1968)

A name index linked to images of original documents detailing around 950,000 deaths of those who worked on the seas and related industries.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

Grouville Church Records

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

Methodist Church Institutions & Boundaries (2012-Present)

An interactive map plotting the location of church institutions and delineating the church's boundaries.

The Baptist Handbook (1896)

An overview of Baptist institutions in the British Isles and abroad, with details of chapels and their particulars.

Church Plans Online (1800-1970)

Architectural plans, with some details of their construction. The database covers England, Wales, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands & Fife.

Congregationalist Ministers Index (1650-1972)

Biographical details of around 32,000 Congregationalist ministers in the British Isles and further afield.

Grouville Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Jersey Methodist (1933-1940)

A monthly magazine detailing the affairs of Jersey's Methodist church and community. Mentions numerous members of the church.

Jersey Almanach (1893-1940)

Various annual volumes of a parish-by-parish directory of the residents of Jersey. Searchable by name and in the French language.

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Grouville Wills & Probate Records

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (PPV) (1384-1858)

A index to testators whose will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. They principally cover those who lived in the lower two thirds of Britain, but contain wills for residents of Scotland, Ireland, British India and other countries. A copy of each will may be purchased for digital download.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills (Subscription) (1384-1858)

An index and digital images of PCC wills, available on a subscription basis.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Bank of England Wills Extracts Index (1717-1845)

An index to over 60,000 wills of people who died with money in public funds. Useful when researching counties where wills have been destroyed. Also contains wills for citizens of British colonies.

Dougal's Unclaimed Money Register (1650-1910)

A register of over 70,000 unclaimed estates.

Newspapers Covering Grouville

Jersey Methodist (1933-1940)

A monthly magazine detailing the affairs of Jersey's Methodist church and community. Mentions numerous members of the church.

Channel Islands Monthly Review (1941-1945)

A newspaper published for those who escaped from the German occupied Channel Islands during WWII. It contains reports on the military front on the islands, with details on persons deported to Germany; obituaries; birth, marriage & death notices and general news of interest to former islanders. The newspaper is fully text searchable.

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Reynolds's Newspaper (1850-1900)

Originally founded as a chartist organ, the newspaper became a liberal platform.

London Daily News (1846-1900)

A 'radical' newspaper founded and initially edited by Charles Dickens. Regularly published birth, marriage and death announcements.

Grouville Obituaries

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

Grouville Cemeteries

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Grouville Directories & Gazetteers

Robson's Directory of London and Western Counties (1839)

A directory of London and Berkshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Guernsey & Jersey.

Robson's Guernsey & Jersey Directory (1839)

A gazetteer with short descriptions of settlements, appended by lists of their residents.

Jersey Almanach (1893-1940)

Various annual volumes of a parish-by-parish directory of the residents of Jersey. Searchable by name and in the French language.

World Foreign Gazetteer (1998)

Useful for locating places, this searchable gazetteer gives brief details, latitude and longitude for more than 1.5 million features, places and regions throughout the world.

Kelly's Directory of the Channel Islands (1927)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

Perry's Bankrupt Gazette (1828-1867)

A publication giving brief details of bankruptcies, including the names of parties and companies involed.

Chancery Proceedings, Bridges Division (1613-1714)

Abstracts of 17th and 18th century chancery bills and answers. Details listed are: plaintiffs, defendants, details on the dispute and where the proceedings were held.

Chancery Proceedings (1558-1660)

Abstracts of late Tudor & early Stuart legal proceedings, listing plaintiffs, defendants, details on the dispute and where the proceedings were held.

Early Chancery Proceedings (1377-1558)

Abstracts of early legal records listing parties involved, details of the dispute and where the proceedings were held.

Grouville Taxation Records

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Grouville Land & Property Records

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Letters and Papers of Henry VIII (1509-1547)

A calendar of papers relating to Henry VIII's rule at home and abroad. Contains records relating to people from all walks of life.

Grouville Occupation & Business Records

Cricket Archive (1844-Present)

A database of cricket scores and players.

Voisin & Co. - Through Six Reigns (1837-1937)

A centenary celebration of a department store based in Jersey.

UK Medical Registers (1859-1959)

Books listing doctors who were licensed to operate in Britain and abroad. Contains doctor's residencies, qualification and date of registration.

Railway Employment Records (1833-1963)

A rich collection of records documenting those who worked for railway companies that were later absorbed by the government. Records include: staff registers, station transfers, pensions, accident records, apprentice records, caution books, and memos. Records may include date of birth, date of death and name of father.

Royal Navy Medical Journals (1817-1857)

Indexed medical journals from British ships containing personal and medical details of patients. The journals list names, ages, rank/status, diseases, illness duration and notes on symptoms and treatment. Contains details on military men as well as people immigrating or being deported to colonies.

Grouville School & Education Records

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Official List of Registered Teachers (1917)

A directory of registered teachers – their current school and date of registration. Also contains details on officers and operations of the Teachers Registration Council.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Grouville

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Ancestry World Tree (6000 BC-1997)

A collection of legacy trees submitted by Ancestry users containing nearly 400 million individuals.

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Burke's Extinct Peerages of the British Empire (1883)

Lineages and biographies for extinct peerage titles in England, Scotland & Ireland.

Grouville Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Burke's Extinct Peerages of the British Empire (1883)

Lineages and biographies for extinct peerage titles in England, Scotland & Ireland.

Burke's Landed Gentry of Britain & Ireland (1855)

Lineages of Britain and Ireland's untitled landed families; supplemented with biographical sketches.

Burke's Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies (1841)

Lineages and biographies for extinct baronetcies in England, Scotland & Ireland.

Grouville Military Records

Jersey WWI Roll of Honour (1914-1919)

A list of Jersey men who served in WWI, listing their parish and regiment. Also contains details on Jersey's involvement in the war.

Channel Islands Monthly Review (1941-1945)

A newspaper published for those who escaped from the German occupied Channel Islands during WWII. It contains reports on the military front on the islands, with details on persons deported to Germany; obituaries; birth, marriage & death notices and general news of interest to former islanders. The newspaper is fully text searchable.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

British Army WWI Medal Rolls (1914-1920)

Index and original images of over 5 million medal index cards for British soldiers It can be searched by individual's name, Coprs, Unit and Regiment. Due to the loss of many WWI service records, this is the most complete source for British WWI soldiers

Grouville Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Aliens Entry Books (1794-1921)

An un-indexed collection of over 100,000 documents of correspondence and other documents of the Home Office and the Aliens Office. Contains a great deal of information on aliens and those who applied for naturalisation.

Grouville Histories & Books

Ancestry Member Stories (6000 BC-Present)

Over 7 million remembrances and historic details submitted by Ancestry members. Useful for local historians.

Ancestry Member Photos & Documents (6000 BC-Present)

Over 60 million historic photographs and documents submitted to Ancestry. This rich collection contains many rare sources of interest to local historians and will be relevant to most genealogical research.

Jersey Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Jersey.

UK & Ireland Historical Postcards (1885-1950)

Over 19,000 postcards depicting places in the UK & Ireland.

Mary Evans Picture Library (2000 BC-Present)

A database of over 300,000 photos, etchings, engravings and other mediums depicting places and events in the British Isles and the rest of the world.

Biographical Directories Covering Grouville

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Chalmers' General Biographical Dictionary (1013-1812)

Detailed biographies of thousands of notable Europeans with details on ancestry.

Grouville Maps

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Maps of The Channel Islands (1584-1897)

Digital images of maps covering the islands.

Old Maps Online (1497-2010)

An interactive index to thousands of maps covering the world, continents, countries and regions. The majority of maps cover Britain and Ireland.

Methodist Church Institutions & Boundaries (2012-Present)

An interactive map plotting the location of church institutions and delineating the church's boundaries.

Grouville Reference Works

Jersey Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in Jersey.

Channel Islands Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in the Channel Islands.

Measuring Worth - GBP (1245-Present)

A calculator measuring the changing value of the British Pound using two price indices.

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities (1550-1820)

A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain.

Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry (1200-1700)

A dictionary of words used in heraldry, supplemented with over 1,000 illustrations.

Grouville Information

Civil Jurisdiction:

  • Places in Grouville: 
  • Gorey

Historical Description

GROUVILLE with part of Gorey is a parish on the south-east part of the island, about 3 miles east from St. Helier, and has a station, half a mile from the church, on the Jersey Eastern railway. The parish lies on the east coast on a shallow bay extending northward from Plate Rocque to a short distance north of Gorey village, or about 2 ¾ miles. There are several Martelio towers along the coast. A harbour was constructed at La Rocque point in 1872. The Brookvale stream rises near Prince’s tower and flows through the parish. The church of St. Martin, built in 1322, consists of chancel, nave, aisles and a plain tower containing one bell: at the end of the north aisle there is a fine stained window given by Mr. De Carteret Bisson. The register dates from the year 1650. The living is a rectory with the chapelry of La Rocque annexed, net yearly value £100, in the gift of the Crown; Rev. F. D. Mote is curate in charge. There is an English Wesleyan chapel, La Rocque French Wesleyan chapel and Salem French Wesleyan chapel. The Jersey Female Orphan Home, in this parish, was opened in 1861 for 15 inmates, and has since been greatly enlarged at a cost of £5,000; the present number of inmates is 137. Fort Henry, in this parish, between the railway and the sea, is at present unoccupied. At the north-western extremity of the parish stands Houge-Hambrye or the Prince’s tower, built by Phillippe d’Auvergne, Duc de Bouillon, on the ruins of an ancient chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of Houge-Hambrye: the tower is an embattled structure, with traceried windows, and is now overgrown with ivy and almost concealed by the dense growth of trees around it. La Rocque is at the extreme south' of the parish, and has a station on the Jersey Eastern railway. St. Peter's chapel of ease is an edifice of granite, built in 1851 at a cost of £500: the Rev. F. D. Mote is the chaplain. Dr. Barnardo’s Home for Boys, erected in 1885, near Gorey, has now (1903) 122 inmates; Rev. H. and Mrs. Hagell, superintendents. The principal landowners are W. Pemberton Wright, Charles E. Bertram and Mark Frederick Le Gallais esqrs. The soil is sandy; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are potatoes and fruit. The area of the parish is 1,935 acres; rateable value, £380,840; the population in 1901 was 2,313 in the civil and 1,884 in the ecclesiastical parish.

2nd OR EAST REGIMENT CHANNEL ISLANDS MILITIA (LIGHT INFANTRY.)

”Jersey, 1781.”

Head Quarters, Grouville.

Church School, built in 1852, for 80 boys, 70 girls & 50 infants; average attendance, 100.

St. Joseph’s Catholic School (mixed), built for 160 children; average attendance, 140.

Kelly's Directory of The Channel Islands (1899)

Most Common Surnames in Grouville

RankSurnameIncidenceFrequency
1Mourant611: 40
2Bertram471: 51
3de Ste Croix441: 55
4Bree411: 59
4Gallichan411: 59
4Amy411: 59
7le Sueur391: 62
8Labey371: 65
9Touzel321: 75
10Baker301: 80
11Mallet291: 83
12le Vesconte271: 89
13Ozouf261: 93
14Hamon251: 97
15Ahier231: 105
16Gaudin221: 110
16le Boutillier221: 110
16Marett221: 110
19Falle201: 121
20Journeaux191: 127
20Pallot191: 127
22Valpy181: 134
23le Couilliard171: 142
23le Huquet171: 142
23Picot171: 142
23Cabot171: 142
23Nicolle171: 142
28Poingdestre161: 151
29le Clercq151: 161
29Godfray151: 161
29le Brun151: 161
29Langlois151: 161
33le Cuirot141: 172
33Butel141: 172
35Henry131: 186
35Beck131: 186
35le Maistre131: 186
35Jeune131: 186
35Perrier131: 186
40Noel121: 201
40Holley121: 201
40Gray121: 201
43Marie111: 219
43Quenault111: 219
43le Rougetel111: 219
43Venement111: 219
43Gottrel111: 219
48Smith101: 241
48Wright101: 241
48Davey101: 241
48Wakeham101: 241
48Renouf101: 241
48Payn101: 241
48Luce101: 241
48Cantell101: 241
48Gibaut101: 241
48le Sauteur101: 241
48Hollet101: 241
48Vicq101: 241
60Miller91: 268
60Short91: 268
60Perchard91: 268
60Bellot91: 268
60Raffray91: 268
65Jervis81: 302
65Clift81: 302
65Alger81: 302
65Bisson81: 302
65le Feuvre81: 302
65Vardon81: 302
65Laffoley81: 302
65Quintaine81: 302
65Laffolley81: 302
65de Faye81: 302
65Buesnel81: 302
65Filleul81: 302
77Blampied71: 345
77Watton71: 345
77Whitley71: 345
77Moses71: 345
77Ray71: 345
77Kent71: 345
77Holt71: 345
77Carter71: 345
77Carrel71: 345
77du Feu71: 345
77Gruchy71: 345
77Conefroit71: 345
77Dartry71: 345
77Gouffini71: 345
77Graut71: 345
77Ange71: 345
77de Veulle71: 345
77du Heaume71: 345
77de St Croix71: 345
96Martell61: 402
96Nell61: 402
96Horman61: 402
96Durell61: 402
96Baudains61: 402
96McHon61: 402
96Malin61: 402
96Mullins61: 402
96Richmond61: 402
96Banks61: 402
96Ward61: 402
96White61: 402
96Pirouet61: 402
96Jeffrys61: 402
96le Vauvre61: 402
96le Manuel61: 402
96Borsy61: 402
96Boisard61: 402
96Brochet61: 402
96Esnault61: 402
96Boutier61: 402
96Malzard61: 402
96Fauvel61: 402
96le Marinel61: 402
96Marais61: 402
96Saussey61: 402
122Piggot51: 483
122Parker51: 483
122Germain51: 483
122de Gruchy51: 483
122Simon51: 483
122Godfrey51: 483
122Poole51: 483
122Adams51: 483
122Shaw51: 483
122McGugan51: 483
122Wickers51: 483
122Bonnet51: 483
122Gorin51: 483
122Bertam51: 483
122Petequin51: 483
122Bourgeoise51: 483
122Paturel51: 483
122Foost51: 483
122Flambard51: 483
122Lamy51: 483
122Edsall51: 483
143Hardwick41: 603
143Russel41: 603
143Sherratt41: 603
143Bruton41: 603
143Biggin41: 603
143Harnett41: 603
143Drummond41: 603
143Jarvis41: 603
143Watts41: 603
143Ross41: 603
143Lee41: 603
143Moore41: 603
143Edwards41: 603
143Johnson41: 603
143Jones41: 603
143de la Mare41: 603
143le Brocq41: 603
143Guenier41: 603
143Dennebourg41: 603
143Buhts41: 603
143Fillieul41: 603
143Simonet41: 603
143Malherbe41: 603
143Bretel41: 603
143le Chevalier41: 603
143Nant41: 603
143Mollet41: 603
143Aubin41: 603
143Fontaine41: 603
143Castel41: 603
143Ozard41: 603
143Boulanger41: 603
175Rice31: 804
175Metcalfe31: 804
175Arthur31: 804
175Goode31: 804
175Hewett31: 804
175Luke31: 804
175Mayo31: 804
175Dodsworth31: 804
175le Page31: 804
175Mauger31: 804
175Braine31: 804
175Mogridge31: 804
175Bentley31: 804
175Hooper31: 804
175Bryant31: 804
175Roberts31: 804
175Clark31: 804
175Lewis31: 804
175Martin31: 804
175Richardson31: 804
175Campbell31: 804
175Payne31: 804
175May31: 804
175Wheeler31: 804
175Hardy31: 804
175Lambert31: 804